A long-time defender of the Star Wars prequels, Josh has rarely been given a platform on the show to actually do the work of defending them. That changes this week as he and Adam revisit THE PHANTOM MENACE, the final film in the 9 From ‘99 series. Plus, Adam and Josh award “The Plastic Bags,” their favorite performances, scenes and surprises from the series.0:00 - Billboard1:12 - Review: “Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace”John Williams, “Duel of Fates” 34:41 - Next Week/Notes47:58 - 9 From ‘99 Awards1:28:22 - Outro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jonathan Coulton: The singer-songwriter on his unlikely path to fame, toxic online culture and The SpongeB
Software programmer turned singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton is either the most famous person you’ve never heard of, or the most anonymous rock star on the planet.
Author Marlon James opens up about his struggles with self-acceptance and how he was changed by his experience with a voluntary exorcism. Anupa Mistry and Stuart Berman share their personal picks for the best song, album and artist of the year on this week’s q This music panel. Actor Christopher Plummer talks about blending Shakespeare with classical music. Programmer turned singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton discusses his unlikely rise to fame and bringing The SpongeBob Musical to the stage.
The Mandalorian is the highest profile and most expensive original series to debut on the Disney+ streaming service. Set in the Star Wars universe soon after the fall of the Galactic Empire, it follows a be-helmeted, be-armored bounty hunter played by Pedro Pascal. He goes rogue to protect the most memeable thing to hit the Star Wars universe since Han shot first.
Embiid Frustrations, LeBron and AD, Yankees Savior Gerrit Cole and Million-Dollar Picks with Brian Windhorst, Mallory Rubin, and JackO | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined ESPN’s Brian Windhorst to discuss the 76ers, Celtics, Lakers, Clippers, and more (2:25). Then Bill is joined by Mallory Rubin for Million-Dollar Picks and Mallory’s Most Intriguing, in which she shares her top three story lines of the week, including Heisman weekend, NFL coaches on the hot seat, and more (44:00). Finally, Bill calls up his buddy JackO to discuss the Yankees’ signing pitcher Gerrit Cole (1:34:30).
The conclusion of our story — Emmanuel and Sruthi go down to Alabama as tensions in the party reach a boiling point.Additional reading: Eyes on the Prize - definitive documentary series on the civil rights movement.
The second part of our story — the war rages on. A third faction emerges. Emmanuel Dzotsi reports.Additional reading: Doug Jones’ memoir about his work prosecuting the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombings: Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights
The Alabama Democrats fight an unlikely foe in a struggle for Alabama’s future: themselves. Emmanuel Dzotsi reports.Additional reading: Video of Sheila Gilbert being rejected from the SDECTabitha Isner’s concession speechDixiecrats walk out of the 1948 Democratic Convention
On the Gist, trade symbols.In the interview, Mike talks to Dannagal Goldthwaite Young about satire, irony, and humor in a politically divided world. They discuss successful and not-so-successful examples of conservative political satire, how humor differs on the right and left, and the psychology behind comedy. Her new book is Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States.In the spiel, the pace of impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Three weeks ago, members of a Chilean feminist collective called Las Tesis put on blindfolds and party dresses and took to the streets. The festive atmosphere put their purpose in stark relief: the song they sang was “Un Violador En Tu Camino” (“A Rapist